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October 2018 Archives

The pros and cons of legally changing your name

You have considered changing your name for a while, and you think it is finally time to take that next step and make it official. Perhaps you have never really liked your given name, and you want something that you love. Perhaps you are looking for a fresh start in your life, and you think the name change is a key step to put you in the right mindset for positive growth.

What should you look for when selecting an executor of an estate?

One of the first decisions that you'll have to make during the estate planning process is deciding who you want to serve as executor. While you may be inclined to appoint a family member to this role, doing so can sometimes cause more harm than good. Some may choose to appoint a good friend, attorney or financial planner, depending on their jurisdiction's laws. Whomever you choose should have certain attributes.

Electric scooter riders are prone to serious injuries

During the past few years, a number of companies have stepped up to make electric scooters more widely available. This mode of transportation is attractive to individuals looking to move about sidewalks or city streets with ease and speed. As more people buy and rent scooters, the number of incidents where people have gotten seriously hurt while using them has increased.

Plan ahead now to keep your New York estate out of probate court

There are typically three reasons that people create a comprehensive estate plan. The first is a desire to leave behind a legacy, which often includes allocating assets to specific people. The second is to ensure that their medical wishes are clearly stated to help friends and family make good decisions on their behalf.